Lotta questions from a new blog I’m following, so much extra you don’t need to know about me, but you will read to the end, yes? I lazily stole the intro para and links from Fandango:
“Blogger Melanie, over at Sparks from a Combustible Mind, posted a series of questions (along with her answers) on the philosophy of living life that she got from A Guy Called Bloke. As one of the great life philosophers in the blogosphere, I felt compelled to respond. So here goes.”
Q1] What is your take on ‘free will?’
Mythical, like a unicorn.
Q2] We all ask ourselves at one time or another what is the point? So what is the point to our existence?
There is no point. It’s all meaningless. Might as well have another donut. You know you will anyway (see Q1).
Q3] What is your belief on fate and Karma?
Good concepts for poetry and fiction.
Q4] As a species, how do you think humans will become extinct or do you believe that we will not?
Whoops, forgot to answer this one first time around. Sorry. I’m operating on four hours of sleep. I think there will be a mass extinction event, such as a meteor strike or an incurable fatal plague epidemic. Or maybe we will end up in a nuclear WW3.
Q5] What is your belief with regards the meaning of life?
Q6] Ok, fess up, do you believe in aliens from outer space – is there really other life out there in the far reaching galaxies beyond our own?
Q7] What is your best quote for ‘living life?’
“Life is short; eat dessert first.”
Q8] What doesn’t kill us – makes us stronger – yes or no? Explain.
Depends what it is. Divorce? Alligator? Nuclear bomb?
Q9] What would you say have been your biggest successes in life?
Raising children to be good people.
Q10] If you could find out the exact time and cause of your death – would you want to know?
Q11] Is it more important to help yourself, help your family, help your society, or help the world?
Each of these doesn’t have to exclude the others.
Q12] If humanity was put on trial by an advanced race of aliens, how would you defend humanity and argue for its continued existence?
It would be difficult right now.
Q13] What is the biggest waste of human potential?
All the technology used to destroy and divide instead of help, build, save, feed, clothe, house, etc.
Q14] We often see those that write ‘what would you say to a younger you?’ However, what would you say today to a future you?
Your bangs are crooked.
Q15] Why do you think that as a species, humans need to believe in something? Be this religion, fate, karma, magical, mystique, and so on.
I don’t, but I get that it’s too hard for some people to cope with falling into the abyss of nothingness. It’s not scary though ~ it’s just like before you were born. Nothing.
Q16] If we could not retain any of our memories – who would we be?
Nobody, like one music note at a time by itself, having no relationship to other notes.
Q17] Time is such an important part of our world, but do you think you would notice if time was altered in any way?
It already is going faster, as I perceive it.
Q18] How important is play in living a healthy and fulfilling life?
I play a lot of games.
Q19] With no laws or rules to influence your behavior, how do you think you would behave?
I’d be even more terrified of other people, since so many of them disobey the laws and rules we have now. I’d probably have to buy a gun and kill lots of them. /shrug
Q20] Are you deleting any questions, if so which ones?
Q21] Should euthanasia be legal? Why or why not?
Yes. There should be safeguards of course, but if an adult who is terminally ill or has a horribly painful or debilitating condition wants to end their suffering sooner than later, that’s their biz. Remember that life is terminal regardless ~ it’s just a matter of when. There’s no getting around this fact.